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Hard Water Facts & Solutions

The average water hardness in Minnesota is roughly 15-25 GPG (grains per gallon) however in some parts, it can be as high as 34GPG! Compare this to the United States average of 5-9 GPG and you can clearly see Minnesota’s level of hardness is particularly high. Why is this? The earth beneath Minnesota and Wisconsin is heavily made up of limestone (calcium), which is where hardness comes from.

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The city of Excelsior specifically provides drinking water to its residents from three wells that range from 448-465 feet deep. These wells draw water from the Prairie Du Chien-Jordan aquifer. And, though all of these signs point toward a high possibility for hard water in your Excelsior home, the best way to find out your home’s hardness level is with a water assessment.

Once you discover you have a hard water problem in your home, you might be wondering what you can do. Water softeners are a great way to alleviate the problem of hard water without breaking the bank. Haferman Water Conditioning specializes in installing, repairing and maintaining these types of water softeners as well as a variety of other water conditioning systems. Here are a few of the benefits that water softeners can offer you, your home and your water-using appliances.

Have you ever noticed white spots on your dishes or glassware? These are likely caused by hard water. These spots are unsightly and can make even the cleanest of dishes look like they haven’t been washed in months. And, removing these white spots can be incredibly difficult after they happen. Water softeners eliminate this hard water problem, giving you cleaner looking dishes without the hassle.

Your water-using appliances will also thank you when you have a water softener installed. A water softener alleviates hard water, and that could help lengthen the life span of appliances like your dishwasher, washing machine, water dispenser and more.

Hard water can also cause scaling on bathroom and kitchen fixtures. Removing this scaling often requires much elbow grease and even harsh cleaning solutions. A water softener can aid in making these cleaning chemicals more effective, plus you will not have to buy as much to get the same type of cleaning results.